Rob Kirby Comics

All things Rob Kirby Comics-related and like that and stuff
lgbtq-spx:

Hi all! My name is Rob Kirby and I will NOT be in attendance at SPX, but through no fault of my own (I lost the lottery, boo hoo)!  HOWEVER, my book from Northwest Press called QU33R, which features all new, all color, all cool comics from 33 contemporary cartoonists, is up for an Ignatz award for OUTSTANDING ANTHOLOGY OR COLLECTION. It will be repped at SPX by one of the stellar QU33R contributors (and amazing cartoonist in his own right), ED “Wuvable Oaf” LUCE (at table K7). Pretty cool, huh! 
My zine PRATFALL will be debuting at SPX as well, featuring 14 cartoonists (including queer cartoonists Tony Breed, Becky Hawkins, Carrie McNinch, and me), all relating true tales of embarrassing accidents and other mayhem. (But it’s funny!) It will be repped by the great John Porcellino at K14 & by the amazing Jason Viola and Cara Bean at tables C8 & C9 (all three of them are PRATFALL contributors as well).
Got all that “Straight”? (Ha ha) Thanks for reading - I hope everyone has an amazing time! Even without me there. xo

lgbtq-spx:

Hi all! My name is Rob Kirby and I will NOT be in attendance at SPX, but through no fault of my own (I lost the lottery, boo hoo)!  HOWEVER, my book from Northwest Press called QU33R, which features all new, all color, all cool comics from 33 contemporary cartoonists, is up for an Ignatz award for OUTSTANDING ANTHOLOGY OR COLLECTION. It will be repped at SPX by one of the stellar QU33R contributors (and amazing cartoonist in his own right), ED “Wuvable Oaf” LUCE (at table K7). Pretty cool, huh! 

My zine PRATFALL will be debuting at SPX as well, featuring 14 cartoonists (including queer cartoonists Tony Breed, Becky Hawkins, Carrie McNinch, and me), all relating true tales of embarrassing accidents and other mayhem. (But it’s funny!) It will be repped by the great John Porcellino at K14 & by the amazing Jason Viola and Cara Bean at tables C8 & C9 (all three of them are PRATFALL contributors as well).

Got all that “Straight”? (Ha ha) Thanks for reading - I hope everyone has an amazing time! Even without me there. xo

Another excerpt from "Comics Nerd: A Brief History", a 3 page story I drew for the upcoming SubCultures anthology, edited by Whit Taylor, from Ninth Art Press.  
For this piece I tried to distill my relationship (if not obsession) with comics throughout key areas of my life. The queer comics/zines angle is really highlighted in these panels. These pivotal encounters changed my life, seriously. 

Another excerpt from "Comics Nerd: A Brief History", a 3 page story I drew for the upcoming SubCultures anthology, edited by Whit Taylor, from Ninth Art Press.  

For this piece I tried to distill my relationship (if not obsession) with comics throughout key areas of my life. The queer comics/zines angle is really highlighted in these panels. These pivotal encounters changed my life, seriously. 

robkirbycomics:

I’m now taking pre-orders for PRATFALL. Order through Labor Day and you’ll pay no postage! None whatsoever!

To order go here

Images from top: Rob Kirby, John Porcellino, Carrie McNinch, Cara Bean, and Max Clotfelter

I have filled all the pre-orders and would love to have some more this weekend —- getcher PRATFALL w/ free postage through Labor Day

The second installment of my restaurant review comic, "Suppertime," takes place at Coup d’ Etat in Uptown Minneapolis. Read the whole thing on the Twin Cities Daily Planet website.

The second installment of my restaurant review comic, "Suppertime," takes place at Coup d’ Etat in Uptown Minneapolis. Read the whole thing on the Twin Cities Daily Planet website.

I’m now taking pre-orders for PRATFALL. Order through Labor Day and you’ll pay no postage! None whatsoever!

To order go here

Images from top: Rob Kirby, John Porcellino, Carrie McNinch, Cara Bean, and Max Clotfelter

Final cover image for PRATFALL (rendered with colored paper & gluestick) which stars a stellar line up of alt-comics klutzes - coming soon to an expo near you!  (Ordering info coming soon, I promise)

Final cover image for PRATFALL (rendered with colored paper & gluestick) which stars a stellar line up of alt-comics klutzes - coming soon to an expo near you!  (Ordering info coming soon, I promise)

robkirbycomics:

Cover of PRATFALL, in progress on 8/16, then the pretty-much-finished version (save for a little photoshop magic) on 8/17. Went with something a little different for this one, and pleased with how it turned out, but now I have #StickyFingers.

I got to thinking about scenes from movies that move me to tears and then made a little list:

The “Baby Mine” sequence from Dumbo (1941) - don’t laugh. Watch for yourself and have some kleenex handy. 

The end of Dead Poets Society: “Captain My Captain!” (1989). RIP Robin Williams. 

The tragic conclusion of Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - Very possibly the saddest movie I have ever seen. 

The scene in Terms of Endearment (1983) where Debra Winger says goodbye to her two young sons from her hospital bed; also the scene where she actually dies. Dismiss this as a “chick flick” in my presence at your peril. 

The plane crash sequence at the end of Fearless (1993), where we see what really happened through Jeff Bridges’ eyes, how he survived while most of the other passengers died. 

The end of Brokeback Mountain (2005): “Jack, I swear.”

The end of The Hours (2000) - it’s not one scene that gets me so much, it’s more of a cumulative thing.  

The climax of the original Japanese version of the ghost story Dark Water (2002), where the mother sacrifices herself to save her daughter, who is crying out for her.

The footage from the candlelight vigil from the documentary The Times of Harvey Milk (1984). 

Ordinary People (1980): the final scene between Dr. Berger (Judd Hirsch) & Conrad Jarrett (Timothy Hutton):

Berger: You’re alive. Don’t say you don’t feel that.

Conrad: It doesn’t feel good.

Berger: It is. Believe me.

Conrad: How do you know?

Berger: Because I’m your friend.

Boo hoo! I love all these movies. Watch ‘em and weep, I say (or watch the ones that make you weep. A good cry is cathartic). 

Images from up top: Dumbo; Dead Poets Society, Grave of the Fireflies, Brokeback Mountain